The Los Angeles Dodgers are headed back to the postseason for the 10th consecutive season.
After winning their 96th game on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park against the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers have assured themselves of yet another trip to October.
The Dodgers have been one of baseball’s best teams since their rise back to prominence in 2013.
Since the beginning of the 2021 season, the Dodgers have posted an insane record of 201-99.
They are the first team to win 200 or more games in a two-year period since the Baltimore Orioles did it from 1969-70.
Needless to say, the Dodgers remain a powerhouse in baseball.
Since the beginning of last season, the @Dodgers are 201-99.
They are the first MLB team with 200+ wins over a 300-game span within two seasons since the Baltimore Orioles in 1969-70. pic.twitter.com/SAutrMHiWM
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) September 11, 2022
This is quite a dominant mark posted by the Dodgers, and it stands to reason why they’ve reached the postseason so early this season.
Right now, the Dodgers are 96-43 and own the best record in all of baseball, leading the NL West by a commanding 20 games with a magic number of three to clinch.
Several great players have come through Los Angeles over this two-year stretch.
While Scherzer has since moved on, Turner remains in L.A. and is one of the key pieces to their run of success this year.
Much of the credit goes to president of baseball operations Andrew Freidman, who has put together a solid core of players that have helped the Dodgers sustain their success.
That success has carried over into 2022 and the Dodgers look like a serious threat to win a World Series title.